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Barbados - Obtain Import Permit

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An import permit is a document issued by a national government authorizing the importation of certain goods into its territory.

A permit for the importation of any animal, bird, reptile, animal semen, other biologicals (e.g. vaccines), meat and meat products must be obtained beforehand from the Veterinary Services Department.


Anyone who wants to import goods (meat or plants) in Barbados.

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Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


  • The import permit may be obtained from:
    The Veterinary Services Department,
    Ministry of
    Agriculture and Rural Development,
    Graeme Hall,
    Christ Church
  • The telephone and fax nos. are: (246) 427-5492 (tel.) and (246) 429-2143 (fax).
  • A permit is also required for all plants and plant products.
  • All fruits, vegetables, plants, cuttings, seeds, or unprocessed plant products must be declared to customs and presented for inspection by a Plant Quarantine Officer. Fresh fruits from certain countries are prohibited in order to prevent the spreading of pests and plant diseases. Certain plants, seeds or cuttings may require a phytosanitary certificate in addition to the import permit.
  • Applications for an import permit should be sent to:
    The Plant Quarantine Officer,
    Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development,
    Graeme Hall,
    Christ Church,

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Required Documents

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1. Proof of child birth from the Hospital.


Import permit for meat fee is BDS$25.00. There is no fee for import permit for plants.


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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

The Ministry of Agriculture
Christ Church
Telephone: 246-434-5000

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